By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The arrival of Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez's knack for scoring late winners has seen Welbeck drop down the pecking order at Manchester United, with the Englishman making just six Premier League starts in the campaign so far.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Yorke believed Welbeck stood very little chance of displacing the likes of van Persie or Wayne Rooney at present.
"It is a long, gruelling season and it is very hard to maintain a consistent scoring standard. Somewhere along the line strikers will have a dip," he stated.
"At the moment it is all about Robin van Persie and so it should be. But you have to stick in there."
The 41-year old urged Welbeck to keep applying himself in training until his time came.
"Danny is working his socks off. I have the privilege at times of going down to the Carrington training centre and I see the work he is putting in," Yorke shared.
"He won’t be totally happy that he has been playing out of position a fair bit. I am sure he would rather be in the centre. But he’s young and he’s learning his trade. He’ll have to be patient because I expect when Robin and Wayne are fit they will be playing."
Manchester United take on Fulham in their FA Cup tie this weekend.